Top 10 Werewolf Books of 2016

 

Werewolves are mythological humans with the ability to shape-shift into wolves mostly after being placed under a curse or being scratched or bitten by another werewolf. The werewolf is also a very widespread concept in European folklore, existing in many different ways. Werewolf fiction denotes the portrayal of werewolves and other beings with the ability to shape-shift in the media of literature, drama, film, games, and music. It is an exceptionally diverse genre with ancient folkloric roots and manifold modern re-interpretations.

 

The Wolf of Dorian Gray

Sage Holdsworth is a skillful painter who cannot resist the lovely Dorian Gray. She created a realistic painting of his with a wolf pup. Her passion gives birth to a vicious monster that she cannot control. Will Dorian and Sage be able to save their souls?

Read it For:
Ference’s world is built with a lot of precise detailing. It gives a dark and paranormal twist to Oscar Wilde’s classic.
Don't Read it For:
The gore in the book is a little too much for readers who are delicately sensitive.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author gives the werewolf genre a refreshing makeover. While there is plenty of action, violence, and gore to be experienced, this story shines by bringing its characters to the forefront.

Dyre: By Moon’s Light

A young werewolf called Des is bound by a blood oath with the guarding of the Dyre who is the aging leader of all the Packs. He is murdered despite being on her watch, and she is sworn to protect Ruby, the new leader.

Read it For:
The story is well-paced and consistently strong throughout.
Don't Read it For:
The dialogues between the characters tend to get a little repetitive towards the end of the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
Bailey hasn’t wasted even a word in the writing, and the characters are wonderful and very likable.

Dead Wolf Walking

Autumn and Zack are pursued by dangerous werewolves. They are placed under the reluctant protection of a vampire king. They are forced to remain in the palace as bait to draw the enemy out. Each of them is secretly in love with the other and can’t wait to start living normally, if they survive.

Read it For:
There are many twists in the book which are unexpected. It’s full of suspense and romance.
Don't Read it For:
The book leaves you with a lot of questions in the end about the new characters introduced.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is thrilling, and the story keeps you gripped with Blade’s incredible writing.

Fire Touched

The fae and humans are on the verge of war. Mercy and Adam must go against the most powerful werewolf in the country to bring back a human child who is fire-touched and was stolen by the fae.

Read it For:
Briggs’ world-building is something to admire, and she has created Mercy’s world with a lot of attention as well
Don't Read it For:
There are a lot of new characters in this book, and it seems like they haven’t actively involved in many of the important events in the book.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is an excellent addition to Briggs’ series and Mercy, the protagonist, is a delight to read about.
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Magic Binds

 Kate’s father has kidnapped the demigod Saiman and Kate cannot marry the man she loves after a Witch Oracle predicts that Atlanta will burn and she will lose him forever if she does.

Read it For:
Despite being the 9th book in the series, it is still going strong and is a delight to read!
Don't Read it For:
The entire book is written with a sense of purpose but ends with an unfortunate cliff-hanger.
What makes this book stand out?:
Kate Daniels is struggling with her dark side in this book, and it’s like never before!

llicit

The peace talks take place in Luna Lake where all shape-shifters live. Dalvin Adway finds Rachel Washington after realizing that a childhood attack had turned her into an owl-shifter, just like him. The bear clans might begin to fight which might lead to war and Rachel is determined to stop that.

Read it For:
The story is more of an Urban Fantasy and will keep you intrigued.
Don't Read it For:
There are a lot of characters at one point, and there is a lot of information thrown at the readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The setting is beautiful, and writing is very captivating.

Better Off Undead

Detective Jane Hart is just getting used to paranormal life in New Orleans, and she teams up with her Werewolf lover, Aidan, to hunt down a werewolf gone rogue.

Read it For:
There is a lot of action and romance in this story. Jane and Aidan share some sweet moments through the course of the book.
Don't Read it For:
Cynthia Eden starts the book at a very slow pace, which can be annoying for some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
Jane and Aidan’s story continues with a lot of unexpected twists and turns.

Dragon Spawn

Tom Weng, a powerful sorcerer, is trying to take over the world and FBI agent Lily Yu knows about this. Lily must face a nightmare trying to save her husband Rule.

Read it For:
The world is very well-designed, and its characters are well-written.
Don't Read it For:
The book feels like its incomplete and the ending seems rushed.
What makes this book stand out?:
Dragon Spawn is good from the very beginning. It has an excellent prologue.

Bitter Blood

Detective Jane Hart is a vampire who is being watched. Her blood has infected her lover, Aidan, and the wolf within him is fighting for survival.

Read it For:
There is notable character development throughout the book.
Don't Read it For:
Some of the characters are written in a very shallow way.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is a captivating and wild read that is very well-written.

Hunted

Nick Stead must learn to survive without the human comforts he has lived with for so long. He feels like indulging in his bloodlust, by doing which, he will cause immense harm to others. Death seems closer than ever

Read it For:
Nick Stead has written this thriller with captivating and complicated and a well-thought-out plotline.
Don't Read it For:
The story moves slowly in the beginning but catches pace gradually.
What makes this book stand out?:
There are twists that will take readers by surprise and turn this book into an overall wild read.

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